14th on 21 interesting Facts About the U.S.A: Everyday, nearly 4000 teens in the U.S. smoke their first cigarette while 1,000 start smoking on a daily basis.
“Each day, about 4000 teens smoke a cigarette for the first time. That’s nearly 1.5 million youths per year. Nicotine addiction is so powerful that every day about 1000 teens become daily smokers.”
Dance of the Cilia and the Smoke Bomb: Why Teens, Young Adults (and Parents) Should Never Smoke by Don Christensen